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october, 2022

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tue25oct7:30 pmtue9:30 pmMozart and Her Brother7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Evergreen Cultural Centre Studio TheatreEvent Type :Theatre Series

Event Details

ABOUT THE SHOW

Mozart And Her Brother tells the  story of Maria Anna Mozart (known as Nannerl) and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as they grow up touring the great cities of  Europe. Although she was a brilliant musician, and possibly even more skilled than her famous brother, Nannerl was eventually left behind by her family and by history. Although we know she wrote music, no known copies of it have survived.   

Developed by Mark Weatherley and Masae Day, the play explores the siblings’ complicated relationship with each other,  their domineering father, and music. “Mozart And Her Brother” will feature two multi-talented female artists performing as multiple characters, while also playing selections from the music of W.A. Mozart (arranged by  Day) on both violin and piano. 

With the show’s combination of skilled classical musical performance, comedy, clown, bouffon, and physical theatre, it is a treat for classical music and theatre audiences of all sorts. It is also an opportunity to showcase an emerging company with a timely mandate: to create opportunities for female artists of the present and highlight female artists of the past. 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Masae Day – Co-Creator/Performer | Masae Day is an accomplished multi-disciplinary performer, trained in theatre at Studio 58, TOOBA Physical Theatre Centre, and Canada’s National Voice Intensive, and in classical violin performance at UVic. She is frequently called on to bring her expertise as a violinist to her theatre work, and often plays the piano and accordion on stage as well. Recent theatre credits include The Troll Grandfather (Axis Theatre), Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (WCT/Thousand Islands), Once (Chemainus), and The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (Carousel). On TV, she has appeared in shows such as Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, Supernatural, and the Hallmark movie Ms. Matched. She has appeared as a musician with Bard on the Beach (The Tempest), and is an alumna of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. Masae is thrilled to be back in the theatre, and to have a hand in bringing the Mozart siblings to life on stage with this talented group of artists. 

Jenny Andersen – Performer | Jenny enjoys a multifaceted career as an actor, professional choral/solo vocalist, private teacher, music director, composer, producer, and instrumentalist.  Selected credits include performing and music directing A Broadway Holiday at Gateway Theatre this past December; Sweeney Todd (Snapshots); Hamelin (Axis); co-producing (and writing/performing two solo shows for) the Impromptu Cabaret Festival; and receiving Pick of the Vancouver Fringe for composing/MD work in TITUS.  Jenny carries a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from the University of Calgary, a Diploma in Music Performance from Mount Royal College, and has been playing accordion since the tender age of 5.  She currently teaches voice, piano and accordion privately through Jenny Andersen Music Studio (JAMS), and joined the faculty of Studio 58 in September 2021 as a Singing Instructor.  She is thrilled to be back performing at the Anvil Centre after last appearing there in Rodgers & Hammerstein: Out Of A Dream (PSP) in 2015.  Thanks to Jenny’s friends, family, and students for continuing to inspire her to create. Dedicated to Haigan.   

Mark Weatherley – Co-creator/Writer | Mark is a playwright, composer, actor and musician. Recent plays he has written include the musical  Fitz Happens! (book, music and lyrics) which has been performed in several theatres across Canada;  Framed: A Metaphysical Thriller which premiered at the Lighthouse One act festival and then had a  successful run at Stratford, ON. Whack! which premiered at The Here For Now Festival at Stratford and then was remounted last summer; Infinite Possibilities, a one person show which Mark performs  and tours; The Tracks a musical he cowrote with Kale Penny which premiered at the Here For Now  Festival, and The Wonder of it All, a play that premiered at The Here For Now Outdoor Festival and  then transfered to the Lighthouse Festival Theatre in Port Dover for an extended run. 

Garrett Quirk – Director | Garrett Quirk has crept the boards, both behind and in front of the curtain, since high school in Ottawa. Founding a theatre company (Flying Shoe Players) and a film company (K/G Films) upon graduating, he acted in, produced, and directed original works as well as mainstream titles like “Zoo Story” and “Lawrence and Holloman” while pursuing a post secondary education in theatre at Algonquin College. He made Vancouver his home 8 years ago, where his career branched out into television roles and coaching/recording/editing actors’ audition tapes. He is incredibly excited and grateful to be helping put together this new and wonderful work! 

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SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE JULY 01, 2022

Adults: $45 | Seniors: $38 | Students: $16

Time

(Tuesday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Evergreen Cultural Centre Studio Theatre

1205 Pinetree Way

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